Can We Recommend Wedding Venues? You Bet We Can!

  • Posted on: 1 March 2017
  • By: Brian and Mick

new england wedding event venue suggestions

Can we!

Yes, of course, we can!

We have had the most amazing opportunities to provide catering services for weddings and other events at some really great New England event venues. 

We cater lots and lots of weddings by the oceanside. There's nothing quite like a New England Clambake or Surf 'n' Turf menu accompanied by the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.

new england wedding event venue suggestions

We've worked with many couples who have decided they'd like a rustic-style wedding. These are often held in a venue with a barn or maybe an empty warehouse or other workshop-type area.  Rustic and country-themed weddings have been very popular.  Our outdoor catering style is perfect for these styles of wedding and other events.

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We have highlighted a list of New England event venues that we have enjoyed working with. We have found each of these venues to have its own unique personality while providing personalized attention to the couples and their families.

We would be really happy to talk with you to answer any of your questions about our own experience at each of these venues.  Give us a call to get some insights from our event planners.

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Summer Wedding By The Sea

  • Posted on: 28 February 2017
  • By: Brian and Mick

Celebrations - It's what we do!  

And it's even better when we get to do what we do in a beautiful venue such as we found ourselves last summer.  The Farmhouse by the Sea in Matunuck, RI could not have been more charming for a wedding.

wedding venue farmhouse by the sea matunuck

During the later part of the 19th century, the picturesque hamlet of Matunuck, Rhode Island set itself apart as a famous art colony, mostly inspired by the unique beauty of its landscape. Wood Sculptor Seth [aka Caleb Brown] , the owner of this property, set up his family home and his studio here where he carves each of his masterpieces in a converted nineteenth-century dairy barn across from the Atlantic Ocean.

matunuck wedding venue by the sea - beach wedding

matunuck wedding venue farmhouse by the sea

Seth Gross and his crew specialize in offering outdoor weddings and receptions in Southern Rhode Island with a gracious style not readily found today; allowing friends and family to gather in a serene, seaside setting to celebrate your wedding day. The wedding ceremonies and receptions held at this venue revolve around retaining the historical seaside charm of Rhode Island’s south shore while offering intimate, modern, and elegant services.

matunuck wedding venue by the sea - beach wedding

      matunuck wedding venue by the sea - beach wedding

Farmhouse-By-The-Sea is ideal for folks who are looking for an outstanding location to hold an elegant seaside wedding and reception for up to 300 guests.

matunuck wedding venue by the sea - beach wedding

Appetizers for this event included cheese and crackers, hummus and tabouli, and crudite.
The main menu for this August seaside wedding reception for approximately 150 people was our Carolina Pig Roast.   
- Freshly Roasted Pork with a whole Pig cooked on site
- Pulled Pork
- Homemade Applesauce
- Mac n Cheese 
- Cowboy Beans 
- Cole Slaw
- Cornbread & Butter
- Veggie Medley 


As we have said many times, we get to cater weddings, rehearsals, birthdays, reunions  - just about anything - in the most interesting and most beautiful places in New England. Need some event planning tips?  Give Tim a call in our office.  He’s seen them all.

The Consummate Beantown Clambake

  • Posted on: 10 February 2017
  • By: Brian and Mick

We don't know about you, but when we think about Boston - and iconic foods of Boston - the first things we think of are Boston baked beans, New England clam chowder and lobster.  



We have found that most folks really do enjoy the menu we like to call "The Consummate Beantown Clambake"

Here's what's in it:

  • Lobster for everyone
  • BBQ Chicken
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Steamed Clams
  • Steamed Mussels
  • Drawn Butter and Broth
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Red Bliss Potatoes and Onions
  • Brown Bread and Butter

And - of course, to finish up the Boston food experience - some nice warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert!

We don't know about you all, but we are just crazy for Boston baked beans. Seriously, we just can't get enough of them. Here's a few fun facts about Boston baked beans, in case you wanted to know: 

Boston baked beans are made from navy beans, usually stewed (we know - they're called 'baked', but really, they're stewed). Boston baked beans use a sauce made from pork and molasses. Boston baked beans were so popular in Boston that, we often refer to our fair city as "Beantown." In other parts of New England, baked beans are often sweetened with maple syrup. In Colonial New England, baked beans were cooked on Saturdays and then left in their brick ovens overnight so that people could eat a hot meal on Sundays without cooking that day. 

The History of Clam Chowder: A New England Tradition
A New England clam chowder, made as it should be, is a dish to preach about, to chant praises and sing hymns and burn incense before. To fight for. The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought for–or on–clam chowder; part of it at least, I am sure it was. It is as American as the Stars and Stripes, as patriotic as the national Anthem. It is ‘Yankee Doodle in a kettle.’

– Joseph C. Lincoln (1870-1944)

We don't know who Joseph C. Lincoln was, but we sure do agree with his assessment of New England Clam Chowder.  We are happy to say that our own chowder has received highest of praises from even the choosiest New Englanders. 

If you are looking for just the right menu for your wedding, graduation party, reunion, anniversary or other fun event, the Consummate Beantown Clambake may offer just the right menu variety for you and your guests.

For more menu ideas, visit our Clambake Menus Page

We have a number of other Full-Service Catering Menus available for you to review. Please be sure to give our event planners a call to discuss your own menu preferences. 

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New England Patriots - Super Bowl Bound - We'll Bring the Food!

  • Posted on: 28 January 2017
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the entire New England Patriots organization.

It's beyond great to be a sports fan in New England!

We are ready to prepare some our favorite local and traditional menus to help you with your own celebrations.



Here are a few of our most popular catering menus.

superbowl catering bbq ribs


~ Babyback Ribs
~ Texas Chili
~ Barbecue Chicken
~ Cornbread
~ Corn on the Cob
~ Cole Slaw
~ Tex-Mex Rice

    View more info on our Texas BBQ Menu. 


~ Freshly Roasted Pork and Pulled Pork
~ BBQ Chicken
~ Cowboy Beans , Red Roasted Potatoes , or Mac 'n' Cheese 
~ Homemade Applesauce
~ Cole Slaw
~ Corn on the Cob
~ Cornbread
~ Apple Crisp with Whipped Cream

Learn more about our
Chicken and Pig Barbecue Menu Options 

superbowl catering bbq chicken



superbowl catering clambake


~ Lobster
~ Steamers
~ Mussels
~ Chourico
~ Corn on the Cob
~ Red Bliss Potatoes & Onions

Packed in rock weed in a reusable pot, one pot can hold up to eight full meals. You simply add water or beer and put it on the stove top (camp stove, camp fire, etc.).
In less than one hour you've got a ready to eat Traditional Old Fashioned Clambake.
You can buy a meal for one, or for as many as you like.

Pick yours up at our Pawtucket RI kitchen.


~Turkey w/ Cranberry Stuffing
~ Pesto Chicken
~ Pulled Pork
~ Italian Tuna Salad
~ Genoa Salami with Provolone
~ Roast Beef with Boursin Cheese
~ Corned Beef or Turkey Reuben
     - Choose up to 4 kinds of sandwiches -
~ Fresh Garden Salad
~ Mandarin Orange & Toasted Almond Salad
~ Tri-Color Pasta with Pesto
~ Red Bliss Potato Salad
      - Choose two salads -
~ Nacho Chips and Salsa

Sandwich varieties may change upon request.

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Rollup Buffet Menu options


roasted veggie wrap

superbowl catering pasta salad

  • THE COMFORTER: Tomato soup, mini grilled cheese sandwiches, Swedish meatballs, Yankee pot roast, and more.  
  • THE CONSUMMATE BEANTOWN CLAMBAKE:  Lobster, BBQ Chicken, New England Clam Chowder, Steamed Clams, Steamed Mussels, Boston Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob, Red Bliss Potatoes, and Onions
  • ORDER TRAYS A LA CARTE: View our over 120 a la carte options, including pulled pork, BBQ ribs, chicken wings, cornbread and so much more.

  • If you want just a few dishes of prepared food to supplement your own football recipes, we can do that too!  We have a variety of options available for your convenience: 

    • Pick up at our kitchen - hot or cold
    • Delivery to your home or other location - hot or cold
    • Hot foods can keep warm in a cooler.
    • Other foods will come prepared ready to heat up on a small grill.

  • bartending services B & M Catering can even provide bar services, making you the MVP of the day!

    For more Super Bowl party ideas or to customize your menu, contact our event specialists.

  • Let's Go Pats!

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Congratulations to This Month's Beach Blanket Winner

  • Posted on: 27 January 2017
  • By: Brian and Mick

Congratulations to  Kristen P. from North Kingstown, RI

 She is this month's lucky winner of the Facebook Fan-of-the-Month Beach Blanket.

beach blanket

Our "Fresh Lobster" blankets are oversized, colorful and soft. It's just delightful to wrap yourself in our thirsty towel when you get out of the shower or bath.  

Enjoy, Kristen!

Be sure to send us a photo of The Fresh Lobster blanket in use!


We randomly select a new Facebook fan each month to win a TFL blanket.  

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